This wonderful Bambara door lock has been carved into a figurative form which exhibits wonderfully abstract qualities, with its elongated shape of the body decorated with fine markings. The head of the figure, where a wonderful deep surface patina is particularly prevalent, appears to tilt slightly to one side.
The sides of the lock and the facial area exhibit a beautiful worn surface, where the door lock has been handled throughout the years.
Estimated Period: First Half 20th Century
Ex Private Collection, Europe
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